Apeline Scott (Burton) (1820 - 1890)

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Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Swellendam, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Managed by: Sally Ann McConnell
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About Apeline Scott (Burton)

Appeline was born at Tottenham High Cross, London. She was in The Royal Victoria Asylum, Chiswick Mall, which was run by the Children’s Friend Society where destitute girls were trained to be Servants before being sent to the Colonies “to give these children the chance of a better life”. Appeline was 15 when they left London on the William Thompson, arriving in Cape Town on 28th June 1835 with other 13 girls.

Appeline was apprenticed to John Barry (lawyer, attorney, notary,agent and auctioneer) of Swellendam where she worked as a housemaid. In a report about her welfare “she slept on a mattress in her mistress’ bedroom”.

The firm of Barry & Nephews was formed in 1834. Their main business was buying local produce from the farmers and shipping it and selling it in the markets in Cape Town. The firm issued their own bank notes which could be redeemed in Cape Town or Swellendam.

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CHILDREN NAMED IN 1840 REPORT FROM THE GOVERNOR OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE COLONIES, RELATIVE TO THE CONDITION AND TREATMENT OF THE CHILDREN SENT OUT BY THE CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY.

BURTON Apeline Aged 16; came from Tottenham High Cross, London; has been near four years in the employ of Mr John Barry of Swellendam as housemaid; her health is good, personal appearance respectable; is generally regular, attentive and obedient; moral habits are now good; did lie a little when first she came; reads the Bible often; attends family prayer in English and Dutch every night and morning, and goes to church regularly; well and respectably clothed; sleeps on a bed in her mistress's room; all her money is deposited in the savings' bank; will be able to get a livelihood when her time is out; works well at the needle; has written home frequently and often hears from thence; sometimes beaten by Mrs Barry, by having a box on the ear; thinks she deserves it; general treatment good and kind; no complaints to make.

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Apeline Scott's Timeline

1820
March 3, 1820
London, United Kingdom
1850
August 12, 1850
Age 30
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1850
Age 29
1854
September 25, 1854
Age 34
Swellendam, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1890
August 15, 1890
Age 70
Swellendam, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
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